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Police 'to review' Nigella Lawson's cocaine admission

Police are to review TV cook Nigella Lawson's admission that she took cocaine. The 53-year-old "Domestic Goddess" revealed during the fraud trial of her two former assistants that she took the class A drug twice.

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Lawson 'subjected to intimate terrorism by Saatchi'

Nigella Lawson has told a court she took cocaine when she was being "subjected to intimate terrorism" by her ex-husband Charles Saatchi.

Speaking at the fraud trial of their former personal assistants Elisabetta and Francesca Grillo, Ms Lawson said she felt "isolated and in fear of ... just unhappy", adding, "A friend of mine offered me some cocaine. I took it".

A court sketch of Nigella Lawson giving evidence at Isleworth Crown Court in London. Credit: Elizabeth CookPA Wire

The TV cook said there were two times in her life when she had taken cocaine, once in July 2010 when she was "having a very, very difficult time" with Mr Saatchi and on another occasion with her first husband John Diamond when he found out he had terminal cancer.

"It gave him some escape," she told Isleworth Crown Court.

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